The CD-10 II impressed me enormously. Regular readers will know that I am used to listening to very esoteric gear but somehow Ayon always manages to stir my music-loving soul, and, as it turns out, even with their entry-level products.
Fabulously organic and highly seductive and in no way mechanical or electronic, these fully Class-A amplifiers eschew the type of overt control that can lead to the mechanical and clinical presentation that makes so many rivals sound rather uninvolving.
Unlike my normal show reports, this time, I will focus on the organizer rather than on the exhibitors. Mostly, my aim for this article is to honor Ben Hoedjes for his 20 years of presence in the audio business.
FoilFlex sells high-quality state-of-the-art cables exclusively through a family-owned and -operated business with the aim to provide very high performance as well as great value. The perception is that High-End equals High Expense, and often, that holds true but FoilFlex aims to do things differently.
High-end turntables tend to be bulky, large, heavy and complex but the Holbo is none of these. This turntable has been very thoughtfully with ultimate transparency and neutrality as well as ease of use in mind.